Best Marinas For 60m+ Superyachts
August 9, 2018
If your yacht is over 60 metres, these marinas can accommodate you
Today’s superyachts are bigger and better than ever with many yachts now over 60m, but not all ports can accommodate larger yachts easily.
So, where are the best berth locations in the world for a 60m+ superyacht? We know that when it comes to finding the right berth for your yacht, size matters, so we’ve put together a guide to the superyacht marinas with the biggest berths worldwide.
They say that bigger is better, so why not start with the biggest berth of all. Beautiful Porto Montenegro in the UNESCO-protected Bay of Kotor has a flagship berth of 250 metres, bigger than any superyacht built to date.
The full-service marina village is one of the most modern in the Mediterranean, and Montenegro is ideally located for a charter exploring the coast of Italy or the Greek islands.
With its sandy beaches, warm water and an exciting range of water sports and outdoor activities, this genuinely fantastic destination is fast-becoming one of the most attractive marinas in Europe.
Port Vell and Port Forum
In Spain, there are 2 great options for larger yachts in Barcelona, OneOcean Port Velland Port Forum. Port Vell was initially built for the 1992 Olympic Games, but has been completely transformed since then and now offers berths from 5 metres to 190 metres.
Able to accommodate even the largest superyachts with ease, Port Vell is ideally situated just minutes away from the heart of Barcelona. And Port Forum is another excellent location for superyachts thanks to the contemporary feel of the marina mixed with a vibrant Mediterranean atmosphere.
Port Forum has a great selection of luxury shops and restaurants and as of May 2017 will also home to the biggest and best Café del Mar Club in the world, guaranteeing great music, great signature cocktails and a great atmosphere all night long.
We think that Barcelona is the perfect place to discover the culture, cuisine and nightlife of Catalonia’s cosmopolitan capital. Use your berth in either of these handily located marinas as a base to explore the nearby nature reserve of Castelldefels with its golden sands or go further afield and cruise the Balearic Islands and the Costa Brava for a Spanish summer to remember.
Port Vauban and Yacht Haven Grande Marina
Port Vauban in Antibes, France needs no introduction. The biggest marina in Europe, Port Vauban is one of the oldest ports in the Mediterranean and has been used as a harbour since around 500 BC.
These days the marina is as modern and high-tech as they come, and berths in Port Vauban are highly sought-after all year-round. The marina can accommodate yachts of up to 165 metres with ease so mooring your superyacht in the sheltered harbour next to the old town of Antibes will be no trouble.
With its fantastic selection of restaurants, vibrant nightlife and easy access to the most glamorous events on the French Riviera, a summer in Antibes will be one you’ll never forget.
Yacht Haven Grande Marina
If you fancy cruising the Caribbean this season, head to the Yacht Haven Grande Marina in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Located in the Charlotte Amalie Harbour, this luxurious marina has 46 megayacht berths for boats of up to 200 metres.
The picture-perfect harbour offers a wide range of facilities including restaurants, bars and a high-end shopping complex, while the island of St Thomas is a little slice of paradise for visitors. Dive the coral reef, play around at the 18-hole golf course, shop in the duty-free boutiques or just soak up the sun on one of the many glorious beaches.
With its idyllic location and year-round Caribbean sunshine, Yacht Haven Grande is definitely a premier superyacht destination.
Port La Napoule
Just down the coast in the direction of Cannes, you’ll find the French Riviera’s second superyacht marina, Port La Napoule. A Blue Flag holder for 14 years straight, Port La Napoule with its stunning Mediterranean scenery and backdrop of mountains is a fabulous choice for the summer season.
There are restaurants and boutiques dotted all around the marina and the chic beach resort of Cannes is just a few minutes away. Head into town to enjoy the world-famous Film Festival or sit back and watch the annual Fireworks Festival light up the bay from the comfort of your yacht, Port La Napoule is the perfect place to enjoy life on the French Riviera.
Island Gardens Marina
A state of the art harbour, the Island Gardens Marina in Miami, Florida was designed to impress with its fantastic range of amenities and impeccable service. As they say in these parts, ‘Go big or go home’, and you’ll certainly have no problem mooring your superyacht here thanks to the Deep Harbour which can accommodate boats of up to 160 metres in style and comfort.
Located in the heart of Miami, you’ll love the all the luxury retail and dining facilities plus the breath-taking views over the city skyline and historical Biscayne Bay. Sit back and enjoy everything that Island Gardens has to offer or take the opportunity to cruise down to the nearby Caribbean islands, this exclusive superyacht marina has it all.
Not to be left out, Italy also has its very own superyacht marina Porto Mirabello in the Gulf of La Spezia. Connected to the city by a footbridge, Porto Mirabello lies in a sheltered position in the Gulf where the Tino and Palmaria islands protect it.
Porto Mirabello can welcome over 1000 yachts year-round and has over 100 berths for superyachts from 40-130 metres. This modern marina’s unique selling point is that it was entirely built on reclaimed land leaving the coastline along La Spezia untouched, and in 2013 it received a coveted Blue Flag as a marina which meets the stringent criteria for water quality, environmental education, environmental management, and safety.
Surrounded by luxury shops and restaurants, there is also an excellent choice of leisure activities for charter guests in and around the marina, and you’ll love the breathtaking views from your berth. The marina overlooks the magnificent towns of Lerici, Porto Venere, Cinque Terre and Portofino making it the ideal spot to enjoy a little of the Italian ‘dolce vita’.
And of course, no guide to the best superyacht marinas around would be complete without mentioning our very own Port Hercule right here in the centre of Monaco.
One of the best-known marinas in the world, Port Hercule regularly welcomes yachts of 120 metres or more. Sitting centre stage in the most glamorous principality in the world, a berth in Port Hercule is the perfect spot to catch the dazzling Monaco Grand Prix or the Monaco Yacht Show.
Try your luck at the Monte Carlo casino, have a romantic dinner at the Café de Paris or dance the night away in ultra-glamorous Jimmy’Z nightclub, spending the season in this chic and exclusive corner of the French Riviera is sure to be one of the highlights of your year.